Nick Jonas performs 'Jealous' for COVID-19 fundraiser to aid healthcare workers in India, urges fans to donate
All proceeds from the benefit show will go to GiveIndia in order to provide personal protective equipment kits to healthcare workers
Nick Jonas performed 'Jealous', the second single off his eponymous second studio album, for IForIndia's live streaming fundraiser on Sunday, May 3 for coronavirus relief. All proceeds from the benefit show will go to GiveIndia in order to provide personal protective equipment kits to healthcare workers and rations, food and cash relief to daily wagers and migrant workers.
Before his solo acoustic guitar performance, he said, "India has become like a second home to me. My heart breaks for those whose lives are affected by this COVID-19 virus."
He added, "So many daily wage earners and migrant workers, that we need to do our part to help right now and I'm going to say I can, I will, I must help, and I hope you will as well" before pointing viewers to IForIndia.
After the performance, actress Priyanka Chopra joined her husband to say, "This is just to spread a little bit of positivity and love." She said, "We are here with you at this time. We donated. Make sure you do, too" before Jonas said, "We love you, India."
Fans on Twitter were very appreciative of the effort. Many Indian fans thanked Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra. "Thank you very much for your love shown towards Indians and India Front Warriors fighting the Covid 19" kings of giving back <3" says a fan while another said, "blessed to support such kind souls. thank you for all you’re doing." Several fans also said they are proud of them.
Numerous celebrities performed and made appearances with messages to encourage donations on the IForIndia live stream program, including Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Jack Black, Lilly Singh and more.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner also made a brief appearance. "We are thinking of you, India, during this difficult time. We visited your country a year and a half ago and we fell in love with it. We can't wait to go back after all this is said and done," they said.